Chelsea fans in the Transfer Tavern have gathered eagerly around the TV screens today, after hearing that there’s a chance a club icon could still have a future with the Blues.
The Telegraph states John Terry has been summoned for talks with Blues chairman Roman Abramovich’s key aids Marina Granovskaia and Michael Emenalo, where he will learn for sure whether he still has a future at Stamford Bridge.
35-year-old Terry, who has been an ever present in the Chelsea picture ever since he first broke onto the scene in 1998, revealed in January that he’s likely to leave the defending Premier League champions at the end of the season.
However, the former England skipper expressed hope on Monday that he would be given a fresh contract and he’ll finally have his fate revealed to him at this meeting, although if that deal isn’t put forward he is likely to have already played his final match for the Blues.
Terry was sent off in the weekend’s surprise defeat to relegation threatened Sunderland and, as such, he will miss the trip to Anfield this evening, where Chelsea are attempting to fend off the embarrassing scenario of finishing in the bottom half of the Premier League standings.
Our landlord believes Terry will be on his way out though and suggests it’s probably the best option for him, as he still has a lot to offer and is unlikely to be in Antonio Conte’s plans for a new-look Chelsea side.
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